The Gator Club is now elevating its cocktails to match the bar’s 100-year-old, classic ambiance. From seasonal pumpkin drinks to creative twists on standard Manhattans, the new offerings are fresh, non-synthetic and extensive. Here is a favorite of late: A garden-like, herbal signature called Balls Over My Hendrick’s with beet juice and dill.
1¼ ounces Hendrick’s Gin
¼ ounce Chambord liqueur
Squeeze of lemon
Large spoonful of beet juice
Shake and strain ingredients over ice. Garnish with two speared Yoder’s pickled beets and a sprig of fresh dill.
The Gator Club is at 1490 Main St., Sarasota. 366-5969; thegatorclub.com.